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Housing & Money

If you have a housing problem and are aged 17-18, you can ask for a joint housing/social care assessment that would come under the ‘Southwark Judgement’. This assessment would be undertaken by either the FAST or MASH teams, jointly with the Housing Service at Brent. You should make yourself known to Customer Services at Brent in-person and request this assessment.

Being ‘homeless’ can mean: sleeping on the streets or living in a hostel, shelter or refuge; living in supported housing; living with friends or extended family because there is nowhere else to go; sofa surfing; living in a B&B, a squat, or other temporary accommodation without a tenancy agreement.

Crisis Brent is a charity which provides services to single people (aged 16+) who are or who have been homeless in the last two years, or are at risk of becoming homeless. Crisis Brent offers information, advice and guidance around housing, employment, access to services and benefits; access to training (getting ready for work, IT, well-being, improving mental health, pre-tenancy, arts & drama; help with job applications, CV writing and interview preparation; finding volunteering and job opportunities; help with sustaining and progressing in work; help to find and keep a rented home; motivational coaching to help break down barriers around homelessness and to help reach goals.

Centrepoint is a charity which provides accommodation and support to homeless people aged 16–25. Centrepoint’s research shows that 6 in 10 of the young people they help have been forced to leave because of arguments, relationship breakdown, or simply being kicked out.

Housing charity Shelter, provides advice and support services and gives people one-to-one, personalised help with all of their housing issues.

 

Money

Links
https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk
https://www.bam.org.uk
https://www.brent.gov.uk/services-for-residents/benefits-and-money-advice/money-advice/

Managing your money or finding out ways to get it can be confusing.  Whether you’re looking for information on claiming benefits, credit card debt or how to save for something, take a look at the linked sites for help and advice.

Staying Healthy

Helpful and relevant advice on healthy living and accessing healthcare

Counselling

A 'talking therapy' that involves a trained therapist helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues

Relationships

It is important to get advice if you're having problems with relationships.

Your Safety

What should you do if you are worried about your safety?

Housing & Money

Homlessness and help with keeping out of debt

Children in care and care leavers

Visit Brent's iCare website

Youth Justice

Advice on a range of issues, including legal, immigration, health, housing and benefits.

Young Carers

Do you look after someone in Brent?

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